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Endocarditis is an infection of the heart valves and parts of the inside lining of the heart muscle. Some patients no longer need antibiotics before dental procedures.

Yes to antibiotics

No more antibiotics

Artificial heart valves

Rheumatic heart disease

History of endocarditis

Mitral valve prolapse

Congenital heart conditions including incompletely repaired cyanotic congenital heart disease, 1st 6 months of repaired heart with prosthetic device, residual defect at site or nearby despite repair

Bicuspid valve disease

Heart transplant where valve defect develops

Calcified aortic stenosis


Congenital heart conditions such as ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy